W7 System Reserved Partition

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by oneextraid, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. oneextraid

    oneextraid MDL Member

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    I have seen many references to this partition in the Lo*der posts. Can someone explain what causes it to be present or absent from an install?

    I do not have it on my install. Not dual boot. W7 32bit. 7600 16385.
     
  2. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    It is created if windows formats your drive, it is where the boot files are stored to make future multiboots drive partitioning easier and reduce the risk of killing your install. if windows did not format your drive, you will not have it.
     
  3. oneextraid

    oneextraid MDL Member

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    I use the format option during W7 setup to format boot drive and it doesn't have a reserved partition. Is there another Windows format option?

    I also use the W7 setup format when I have a dual boot and I do not see this reserved partition.
     
  4. VelleX

    VelleX MDL Member

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    Did you just use the Format option, or did you (re)create a new partition?
    Of course when just Formatting an existing Partition, no changes will be made to the Partition itself.
     
  5. oneextraid

    oneextraid MDL Member

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    Format option. My HD has 2 or 3 partitions defined depending on whether I dual boot. I have "C" for OS, "D" for data, and "S" for other OS.
     
  6. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    I think you'll find that Windows 7 and SVR2008 R2 only create it IF you 'Partition' the drive NOT 'Format' the drive. ;)
     
  7. oneextraid

    oneextraid MDL Member

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    I use Paragon to partition my drives. Never used Windows function.

    Thanks for the education.
     
  8. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    If a partition has nothing on it, basically an empty partition it will create the system reserved space and then put windows down on the rest. If you format the partition it will install windows and the boot files to the formatted partition you specified.

    Also if you enable bitlocker it will create a system reserved partition for bitlocker to store recovery data and boot files.
     
  9. yaluza1967

    yaluza1967 MDL Member

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    #9 yaluza1967, Aug 2, 2009
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    I have a partition of 100 MB since i have create partition with DVD Windows 7 during installation without loader course.
     
  10. yaluza1967

    yaluza1967 MDL Member

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    lol yeah like this
     
  11. badsector

    badsector MDL Novice

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    i install win7 over my vista partition. but bootup with an error messages. 'BootMGR is Missing'. nothing fix it. (windows repairs, removing all other hdd...eg). only way to bootup by using the installation disc.

    deleting all partition solve this problem for me. it created the service partition. since i do not wish to keep the extra partition. i deleted my initial created partition. and extend the service partition to 20GB. then proceed to install win7 on the service partition.
    bingo!
     
  12. mason092

    mason092 MDL Novice

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    Why did you block out the names of your drives? It's not like it's something personal.
     
  13. dgwin7

    dgwin7 MDL Member

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    Security of mind, Hackers can scan harddrive easy by give out drive names, pc host names, etc...

    if default by name like "local disk", give hackers access easy.

    You need gOOgle for more info.

    dg